Proper introductions are an important part of professional life--you have to be able to introduce two colleagues who don't know each other in a professional manner.
Here are a few pointers for pulling that off in Spanish:
- Start with the name of the "highest ranking" person (use your judgement: in each situation, is it the boss, the visiting guest, the oldest person present, the person with the most seniority at the company?)
- Use titles where appropriate, which is more common in Spanish than in English: Doctor, Doctora, Licenciado, Licenciada, Ingeniero, Ingeniera, Señor, Señora.
- Say: the title and name of the person you will introduce + "le quiero presentar a" + the name of the person you are introducing:
-"Doctora María Sánchez, le quiero presentar a mi colega, Kevin Jones."
When you are the one who has been introduced to someone you've never met before, you can say:
-"Encantado." (if you are male)
-"Encantada." (if you are female)
If the other person beats you to it, simply reply:
And the most important thing to remember is that the Spanish verb for "to introduce" is presentar.
(NOTE: The verb introducir exists, but is used in a context such has inserting a coin into a Coke machine or inserting your card into an ATM. Watch out for that false cognate!)